Getty Center Drive entrance closed – portions of this Friday, Monday, Tuesday

The main Getty Center Drive entrance will be closed for portions of the day this coming Friday, Monday and Tuesday.

The following is the closure schedule:

Friday, August 7, from 7:00am until 9:30am

Monday, August 10, from 7:00am until 7:00pm

Tuesday August 11 from 7:00am until 9:30am.

All drivers will need to enter via the South Gate during these closure times. 

Pedestrians, including staff and readers arriving via public transportation, may continue to enter and depart via the sidewalk at the main Getty Center Drive entryway. 

These closures are to facilitate crane work for the new P1 restroom facilities. 

GRI Reader parking fee waived as of July 1

Dear Getty Research Institute Reader,

We are very pleased to announce that beginning July 1, 2015, the Getty parking fee will be waived for Readers.

Readers who have current parking passes expiring before July 1 will have their pass expiration date extended to June 30, 2015.

Between now and June 30, new passes will be sold at prorated rates.

Please read the following carefully, as it will explain how the new validation system will work:

  • Pull a ticket upon entering the parking garage.
  • Be sure to take that ticket with you to the GRI in order to receive validated free parking. A lost ticket will require payment of the $15 parking fee.
  • The GRI L2 and Plaza entrances are the only locations at the Getty Center where you will be able to obtain a free parking validation. Free parking for readers will not be offered elsewhere onsite.
  • If you have a current reader badge, enter the GRI:
    • Monday-Friday: through the L2 entrance, near the café.
    • Saturday-Sunday: through the GRI Plaza entrance.
  • Give your Reader badge to Security to be swiped.
  • At the same time, hand over the parking ticket for validation. Tickets will not be validated without a current reader badge.
  • If you do not have a current badge, stop by the Reference Desk for assistance when the library is open: Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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Please contact with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you in the GRI!

Kathleen Salomon

Assistant Director, Getty Research Institute

Lois White

Head, Research Services, Getty Research Institute

Painting work scheduled for this Friday, 5/1

The entrance walls on the Plaza level of the GRI are scheduled to be painted this Friday, 5/1. While this work will be taking place only on the Plaza level, there is a chance that the paint smells could travel to other parts of the building. Because of this, anyone who is sensitive to fumes should avoid the area or consider visiting the library on another day.